Banking, Beer & Robert the Bruce, the book of Tolan, Volume 1, Limited Edition
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Titre : Banking, Beer & Robert the Bruce, the book ...
Éditeur : Triple T Productions
Date d'édition : 2007
Reliure : Hard Cover
Etat du livre :Fine
Etat de la jaquette : Fine
Signé : Signed by Author
Edition : Second Edition
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Book Description: The Tolan family is a 'typical' family...probably a little like yours. Volume I of The Book of Tolan begins in Ireland in 1779; Patrick Murphy Tolan needs to get out of the country. A potato famine is squeezing the livelihood of the Irish islanders into a vast hunger. The rich are leaving on the Great Ships bound for Boston and the poor are taking the less-costly route to the shores of Scotland. Through a series of entertaining events, the the story of the Tolan Generations unfold around the globe. Always in trouble and with the free spirit that the Irish have, the characters live, multiply, travel to the four corners of the Earth (then flat), make money and then as with most people, lose it in uncanny ways. Readers who enjoy becoming absorbed in an entertaining tale, that will transport you through time, around the globe and beyond, should not miss this opportunity to embark on an odyssey of light-hearted humor and adventure in the company of the quirky Tolan family.About the Author:
T.I. Wade was born in Bromley, Kent, England on December 28th, 1954. His father, John Gordon was an Englishman, and Barbara his mother, although born in Rangoon, Burma was of Scottish descent. His first two years of life were spent in England before the family joined his father, who had recently been promoted to Southern Rhodesia as a bank manager. Rhodesia was a totally new environment and growing up in this beautiful part of the world was nothing short of bliss. For fifteen years the young man learnt the ways of Africa and its people. By this time the country was being rocked by the violence of Capitalism fighting Communism. The war impacted the author in his final years of schooling and he joined the military to defend his country. After surviving the acceptance course of the most demanding military training of that time, the Special Air Service, he stayed in the squadron for much of his four-year military career and returned to the United Kingdom after receiving an honorable discharge. England was a foreign World to this young African. Jobs were hard to come by and after a year of trying to adjust to this new environment, he moved to Germany in 1977. He learned to ski the Alps and made a good living working in a ski-school in Bavaria in the winters and teaching wind surfing and scuba diving in Greece in the summers. In 1982, the author returned to Johannesburg, South Africa to find a more meaningful career . Joining an Insurance Company he spent three years learning that meaningful careers are tough and often non-income producing! In 1985, he returned to Europe where he felt more at home. This time he headed to the southern coast of Portugal, the Algarve and obtained a Beach-Business License where once again windsurfing and water-skiing were taught in the summers and real estate was sold during the winters. After six years of reveling in Portuguese life, he returned to South Africa, this time to the Cape where he opened a Portuguese Restaurant in Stellenbosch, a wine area a few miles outside Cape Town. Here he met his wife to be, Cathy. They worked the restaurant together and learned to fly as a hobby, purchasing a Cessna to fly around Southern Africa. The restaurant was sold in 1992 and the pair moved further along the Garden Route of the Cape to be married in Knysna. Here the author learned how to roast coffee and the first of five coffee shops was opened. Once again the travel bug hit. In 1996, the author, his wife and new daughter moved to the United States of America. The retail stores were sold and the coffee roasting equipment was shipped with them to Park City, Utah. The urge to write had always been there and surfaced in 1998. A new chapter of life opened up with the writing of the three volumes of The Book of Tolan. Currently, T.I. Wade resides 20 miles south of Raleigh NC, with his wife Cathy, daughter Tischan Anne and son, Alexander Michael.
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